Simulation of the mixing of highly filled suspensions in the co-rotating twin screw extrusion process

Dilhan M. Kalyon, Alexandros D. Gotsis, Costas G. Gogos, Christos Tsenoglou

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Abstract

Currently, the selection of elements and operating conditions in the mixing of various materials in a co-rotating twin screw extruder is an art which requires previous experimental studies. In this report, we outline various experimental and theoretical tools developed to investigate the mixing process in a fully intermeshing co-rotating twin screw extruder. The thermo-mechanical history of mixing is simulated employing the finite element method. To verify the numerical findings, experimental techniques were developed to investigate the goodness of mixing of samples collected from a 50.8 mm, clam shell design, Baker-Perkins twin screw extruder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-78
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume872
DOIs
StatePublished - May 9 1988
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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